Tyler Gene Chow

September 12, 1979 ~ May 7, 2020


May 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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  • Tyler, age 40, passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Born on September 12, 1979; the third of five beloved sons to David Hong Chow and Ruth Ann Manwill Chow.

    Tyler attended Alta High School in Sandy, Utah, followed by The University of Utah; where he joined Kappa Sigma. He is an avid Miami Dolphins and University of Utah football fan. Additionally, he enjoys a wide variety of music from 60’s and 70’s concerts with his dad, listening to ‘500 Miles’ on repeat with his little brother Richard (Nick), FleetwoodMac and even Taylor Swift. Tyler also enjoyed swimming, biking and tennis. Most recently, he enjoyed spending time with his retired father; taking long trips down memory lane, errands to the Chinese store and his dads cooking.

    Tyler was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He loved his close knit family and treasured spending time with his nephew, Payton. He deeply loved his cousins, and their children; becoming the honorary ‘fun uncle’.

    Tyler is survived by his loving family, parents, David and Ruth Ann Chow; brothers, David Jr. (DJ), Christopher, Casey and Nicholas; cherished nephew, Payton Chow; Grandma, Marilyn Manwill; And many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Mary Chow, Lee and Bertha Manwill; and cousins, Kyle Newsome and Jordan Manwill.

    Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 south), Sandy, Utah. A visitation will be held 10:00-11:30am prior to the services. Online condolences welcomed at LarkinCares.com


    On behalf of the Crimson Club Board members, we extend our deepest sympathies to Tyler's family and friends. Great fans are always appreciated and always missed. We hope knowing you are supported by the university community helps ease your difficult times ahead. Sincerely, Dr. Susan Chilton

    - Dr. Susan Chilton
    I was so saddened to hear the loss of Ty. I met Ty when I first started at Verizon Wireless and we became great friends. He was the life of the party, always such a fun person to be around. I’m sad we didn’t stay in touch. I’m so sorry for your loss Chow family, too young and a huge loss. Miss you Ty. Joni Earl-Micklos

    - Joni Earl-Micklos
    Ty was one of my favorite people growing up he and Dan were always running around together he was always so fun and warm. I picture him with that bandana on and a huge smile on his face! Thinking of your family so sorry for your loss.

    - Britney Warren
    Dear Ruth Ann and David, Elena and I are so saddened to hear the news of your son, Tyler. Please accept our condolences. I pray the Lord will comfort you in a way that only He can. Sincerely, Doug & Elena Lowe

    - Doug & Elena Lowe
    We're thinking of the Chow family during this unimaginable time.

    - Marcus & Meghan Hodge
    I am very sad to hear of Ty's passing. He was a dear friend of mine in high school. He was always smiling and kind to everyone. I am so sorry for your families loss and pray you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    - Chantel Neilson
    I was very saddened last week to hear about the passing of Ty. I have known Ty for about 20 years and met Ty when he worked for me at Verizon wireless. We have kept in touch over the years usually to see how we were doing and our families. With Ty being a Dolphins fan and me A Jets fan I always heard from him a lot during the NFL football season. I am going to miss text messages in Nov/Dec from Ty that say, "Jets suck , Go Dolphins". I want to express my deepest thoughts and prayers especially to all of Ty's family and also to all of him many friends.

    - David Blonquist
    My family and I send our condolences to Tyler’s family and friends. I’m extremely sad that I am unable to attend Monday’s services. Ty and I started out as “the Verizon guys” in sugarhouse with Tyler Bingham and Dave B (even if he is a Jets fan). Had to throw that in for the Dolphin fan. Ty, it was amazing how close we became in such a short amount of time. But, I know many who will be attending your services feel the same way. You were so good at building connections. That is why you were so good at sales. You made every situation fun. I can’t thank you enough for the memories we had, I wish we had better cell phones back then so I had some videos to watch of us today as we remember what an amazing, fun loving guy you were. Until we meet agin, and I have faith that we will. As you would say “love you kid” - Goodbye Tyler.

    - Curtis Graff
    Dear Ruth Ann and David and family, I am so sad to read of this great loss in your family! I hope your memories and faith will comfort you. --Janean Buhler Justham from Liberty Ward

    - Janean Buhler Justham
    Thanks for always being a smiling part of so many of our memories. Know that you will be missed and remembered fondly by many. A-B brother

    - Michael Pernula
    Saddened to hear of Tyler’s passing. I attended Alta High School with him. Tyler was always friendly and genuine. He was an infectious and instant friend to so many. His smile will forever be an imprint in my mind.

    - Abby Ruesch
    RuthAnn and David, My brother, Doug, contacted me this morning with the news of your son's passing after he saw his obituary in the paper. We are all so sorry for your loss. So many years have passed since we have talked but it doesn't take away the bonds of friendship we still have. May the Lord bless you and your family with peace and love at this difficult time. We will be praying for you all. JIm and Terry (Hillam) Bragg

    - Terry Bragg
    My heart broke into a million pieces hearing that Tyler has left us to return to his father in heaven. Although it's been so long since I saw him, I can still see his ear-to-ear smile and his tousled hair as he grins at me from across a room. He's smile would light up a coal mine and I'm sure his sweet demeanor will be missed all of your days. How I wish I could be there to hug you all and grieve with you at this time. Please know I love you all and miss you. Jana

    - Jana Schmidt
    I was so surprised and sad to hear of the passing of Tyler. Tyler was a student in my AP History class in his junior year at Alta. With his fun personslity and sirit he added so much to the class and to our lives. What a former student passes, I always feel such a loss as it walways seems to be a loss to his family, friends and teachers at far too young of an age. May the memories of his love for living, his influence for good on others and the his great personality bring much comfort to you in the months and years to come.

    - Don Ward